With the arrival of its second aircraft VT-ATB, India’s newest airline, AirAsia India, commenced its foray in to North India with direct flights from its Bangalore hub to Jaipur and Chandigarh.
AirAsia Jaipur and Chandigarh schedule
The airline achieved a full load of 180 passengers on both its inaugural flights that departed Bangalore. AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya, Bollywood actress, Kulraj Randhawa, and Olympian swimmer, Rehan Poncha were present to greet the guests from the inaugural flights.
AirAsia joins IndiGo in offering direct non-stop flights between Bangalore and Chandigarh, and IndiGo and Air Costa with non-stops to Jaipur.
Both cities have strong business links with Bangalore. The sizeable Rajasthani community along with multi-nationals like Bosch have had strong business links, while Chandigarh serves the industrial areas within the immediate vicinity as well as newly developing areas like Nalagarh which are being helped with a generous tax incentive to bolster manufacturing in the mountainous states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and the north-east.
Now as the hub is Bangalore, Air asian hubs(Thai,Indonesian) can connect BLR to their respective hubs..It will be a big boost to BLR as well as some cities which do not operate direct flights to India as yet say like Indonesia,Phillipines)..
Jaipur- will also be good winter tourist traffic. Air Asia can think of stretching KUL-BLR-KUL to DXB/DWC-BLR-KUL-BLR-DXB/DWC or JED-BLR-KUL-BLR-JED(JED-KUL is already operational). Fifth freedom? (Am I right here)